Special Issue "Innovative Biomedical Applications of Laser-Generated Colloids"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology and Medicines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 909

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo 1, I-35131 Padua, Italy
Interests: metal nanoparticles; nanoalloys; oxide nanoparticles; laser synthesis and processing of colloids; laser ablation in liquid; plasmonics; nanomedicine; SERS; heterogeneous catalysis; self-healing nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, the laser synthesis and processing of colloids (LSPC) has grown significantly in importance, generating several examples of the successful application of colloids in various scientific and technological fields. Among them, the biomedical sector is receiving important contributions from the LSPC. With the improvement in synthesis control, the progress in the understanding of the process, and the expansion of the set of nanomaterials available by laser synthesis, the LSPC community has shown that it can provide effective and innovative solutions for biosensors, nanocomposite biomaterials, bioactive surfaces, antimicrobial agents, protein and biomolecule detection, multifunctional drug delivery, nanodrugs, and diagnostic and therapeutic agents, up to biodegradable inorganic nanomedicines.

We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials, which aims to present the latest research breakthroughs in areas relevant to the development of innovative biomedical applications of laser-generated colloids. This issue will bring together innovations in both the development of nanoparticles and their application in the biological or medical fields, by including manuscripts on the most important results achieved by LSPC researchers. By presenting a collection of recent advances from the LSPC community, we aim to further promote the emergence of new concepts and the progress of laser-generated colloids toward real-world biomedical use.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Amendola
Guest Editor

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  • nanoparticles, laser synthesis
  • laser ablation
  • laser irradiation
  • nanomedicine
  • biosensors
  • theranostics
  • bioimaging
  • drug delivery
  • antimicrobial
  • antibacterial
  • nanocomposites
  • contrast agents

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Synthesis of Antibacterial Copper Oxide Nanoparticles by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids: Potential Application against Foodborne Pathogens
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(15), 2206; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13152206 - 29 Jul 2023
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Spherical copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO/Cu2O NPs) were synthesized by pulsed laser ablation in liquids (PLAL). The copper target was totally submerged in deionized (DI) water and irradiated by an infrared laser beam at 1064 nm for 30 min. The NPs were [...] Read more.
Spherical copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO/Cu2O NPs) were synthesized by pulsed laser ablation in liquids (PLAL). The copper target was totally submerged in deionized (DI) water and irradiated by an infrared laser beam at 1064 nm for 30 min. The NPs were then characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS) and atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) to determine their size distribution and concentration, respectively. The phases of copper oxide were identified by Raman spectroscopy. Then, the antibacterial activity of CuO/Cu2O NPs against foodborne pathogens, such as Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhimurium DT7, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Shigella sonnei ATCC 9290, Yersinia enterocolitica ATCC 27729, Vibrio parahaemolyticus ATCC 49398, Bacillus cereus ATCC 11778, and Listeria monocytogenes EGD, was tested. At a 3 ppm concentration, the CuO/Cu2O NPs exhibited an outstanding antimicrobial effect by killing most bacteria after 5 h incubation at 25 °C. Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) confirmed that the CuO/Cu2O NPs destructed the bacterial cell wall. Full article
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